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June 24, 2008

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Lance

Somewhat related, I stumbled on this video yesterday http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJbqOqSdpx4 profiling hardcore urban gardeners in Colorado farming their own and their neighbor's yards for fun and profit.

Step 1. Grow veggies in your yard
Step 2. ?
Step 3. Profit!

Alexis

Good point about the gentleman farmer, and I think I agree that it's brilliant, although it still seems a bit weird.

Lance

I'll tell you what Lance at Greenthumbr would say. He'd say "Brilliant!".

Surely it's primarily upper-middle to upper income folks who are MyFarm's customers. How different is that than the gentleman farmer who hires some farmhands to actually do all the work on his farm? Yes, it'd be fantastic if we all had the time, energy and wherewithal to do all of our own gardening. But many people who would love the fresh produce may not have the inclination to actually get dirty themselves. At least this way, their lawn care money is going to an organic garden rather than a manicured lawn. :)

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